jiggle

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From jig +‎ -le (frequentative suffix).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒɪɡəl/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪɡəl

Noun[edit]

jiggle (plural jiggles)

  1. A relatively weak shaking movement.
    Give the key a jiggle and see if it opens.

Verb[edit]

jiggle (third-person singular simple present jiggles, present participle jiggling, simple past and past participle jiggled)

  1. (transitive) To shake something gently; to rattle or wiggle.
    Jiggle the handle and see if the water stops.
  2. (intransitive) To shake, rattle, or wiggle.
    The jelly jiggled in the bowl for a few moments after it was set down.

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